Thursday, June 24, 2021

Thoroughly Poetic Thankful Thimble Thursday

Hello and happy Thursday! Let's have some fun with Angel Sammy's Thoroughly Poetic Thursday challenge.

As always, our host shared a photo prompt to help guide us. This week's prompt is this delicious one here:

After I drooled a bit over that photo, I thought about what type of poem I could turn it into. Since I like having my poems star feline characters, I decided to dramatize an actual experience I've had with one of my parents' kitties. So, here we go.

Once Upon a Time

Once upon a time, I fired up the grill.
It was the perfect day to relax and chill.
I cooked myself up a big, juicy hamburger,
And then I topped it with everything, and extra mustard.

One upon a time, I sat my hamburger on the table.
In my diet, this meal was a true staple.
But the very second I took my seat,
I realized I forgot to pour my beloved sweet tea.

Once upon a time, I had my sweet tea in hand.
In my seat by my hamburger I was ready to land.
There was just one tiny, little problem, though.
My thief of a cat stole my hamburger right out from under my nose!

Once upon a time, I searched high and low.
Where did my thieving cat and stolen hamburger go?
Finally, I found my cat.
Behind the couch she bathed and sat.

Once upon a time, my cat's face was covered in mustard.
In ketchup and hamburger crumbs she also was covered.
Not a single bite was left for me to even nibble,
And so I found myself yet again firing up the grill.

In the true story on which this poem is based, a certain kitty actually stole a slice of pizza rather than a hamburger. Said kitty also did not manage to eat the whole slice, but they did get a good deal of the crust eaten, since they seemed partial to that for one reason or another. My parents actually have at least three cats who are notorious food thieves, though, and I have indeed had parts and pieces of hamburgers stolen from me, as well as pasta, cereal, and even entire carrots. They will also steal ice cubes out of your drinks, because why not.


Now, let's give some thanks. After all, it is time for Brian's Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Today, Thimble is grateful that we found our, well, thimble!

This here human thought she had misplaced this item that is Thimble's namesake. I don't sew, and so I own a thimble simply because of my girl Thimble. After a cleaning session a few months back, though, I could not find the thimble. But, finally, we found it. Now, to keep Thimble from losing it under a couch.


Last but not least, let's share the fill-in statements for tomorrow's Friendly Fill-Ins challenge. My co-host Ellen of 15andmeowing came up with the first two, and I came up with the second two.

1. If I were one of the 7 dwarves, I would be _________.

2. I think television is _________.

3. _________ is a rule that I regularly break.

4. I can't believe _________ isn't more popular.

We'll see you tomorrow, friends!

Tip of the Day

Yesterday we gave the pet parenting hack of using rubber gloves to remove furbaby hair from sofas, car interiors, and so forth. We failed to mention another option, and so we'll go ahead and do that today. If your clothing, bedding, or similar item is covered in pet hair and you're looking for a quick fix, you can try tossing it in the dryer with a dryer sheet. The anti-static nature of dyer sheets will help keep the hair from sticking to the clothing, bedding, or whatever item is in question. The hair will instead make its way to the lint trap. You could also try just rubbing a dryer sheet on the hairy item, as that sometimes will also help remove hair with the aid of its anti-static nature.

That all being said, though, please do keep those dryer sheets out of your furbaby's reach. This is because dryer sheets often contain potentially toxic components. So, keep those dryer sheets well hidden, and find and toss stray dryer sheets before dispersing the laundry. Of course, if you have any concern for your furbaby's safety, then simply refrain from using this method altogether.


pilch92 said...

I love your poem and drawing. I can relate- Emmy and Sammy are great thieves. Thimble is a cutie and she looks like the reason the thimble disappears. :)
Great tip- there is a new dryer sheet out specifically for pet hair. I am waiting for a sale though because it is pricey.

messymimi said...

Yes, i can see a cat stealing food, although none of mine go after anything but pure meat.

Thimble looks like she wants to turn the thimble into a toy!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Terrific poem and I LOVE your doodle! Thimble with a thimble is a cutie!

Cleo said...

What a delicious poem and intriguing story on which it's based. We always love your doodles, too!